"a trip to the east" Khorfakkan by uglyscot
Khorfakkan Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 13 photos
Khor Fakkan is a dependency of Sharjah. The village is located on the shores of the Gulf of Oman. It has a magnificent view of the gulf. It also has the remains of a fort. built by the Portuguese.
Khor Fakkan is a popular tourism spot. People from Abu Dhabi and other Gulf countries come when there are holidays or at weekends. It is surrounded by large mountains and attractive beaches. Its most famous hotel is the Oceanic. It also features coral outcrops suitable for diving and snorkelling. However, Sharjah's ban on alcohol tends to deter foreign tourists.
Khor Fakkan has a long history of human settlement. Excavations by a team from the Sharjah Archaeological Museum have identified 34 graves and a settlement belonging to the early-mid second millennium BC. These are clustered on rock outcrops overlooking the harbour.
One site of interest is the Rifaisa Dam, in the mountains of Khor Fakkan. This is believed to have been built over a village, and when the water is very still, the tops of the old houses are still visible.
We were invited for lunch at the Oceanic Hotel which is on the eastern side of the Gulf. The hotel itself caters for all... more travel advice
Driving away from the Gulf, heading east to Khor Fakkan is a trip to be recommended. You travel through a number of the... more travel advice
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